Last week I had a moment. Well several moments. Maybe an hour of moments. No, really a day of moments. Okay my moment lasted three days if I can be truthful, that I did not plan a big event for Astrid’s birthday party.
It is kind of my thing. Because is there a more incredible event to honor than your child’s birthday. I think not.
But for some reason I just did not have it in me this year – and I also know this is an in-between year. Turning one is a big deal…and I honestly don’t start the big kid birthday parties until my kids are five. So the three years in-between are small family gatherings of love.
No matter how small the gathering – a theme is always required. This years theme was inspired by a picture that I found at a thrift sale. In this picture was a yellow dress with small ditsy flowers. I searched for a dress. Typical of me to work the theme of a party around just a dress.
And the rest just fell into place.
The beauty of this party is I used what we had around the house.
*I had an old white and yellow April Cornell tablecloth.
*Mix and match linen napkins
*My own china
*Adorable glasses from Anthropologie clearance last season
*I made tissue flowers from tissue in my stash and decorated with recycled fabric banners purchased for past birthdays. We have a big vat of balloons and I picked out all of the yellow ones.
*I made the party hats using this hat template on a piece of yellow poster board. I trimmed the hats in fabric from my stash for that one day I may sew again.
*I splurged on two bouquets of flowers from Trader Joes. $3.99 each.
And I am sure that Astrid did not notice the simple details. She turned two. She loved the cake. And balloons. Two year old things. And there is truly nothing better than singing happy birthday to yourself at your own party.